Securing a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against the former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile
Data CreatorSmith, Mark
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh. School of Social and Political Science. Social Work
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CitationSmith, Mark; Llewellyn, Clare; Ruus, Laine; Kirkwood, Steve; Burnett, Ros. (2017). Securing a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against the former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Social and Political Science. Social Work. http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/2126.
DescriptionIn this work we look at the initial phase of an ESRC funded project involving academics from Social Work, Criminology, Informatics and the University of Edinburgh Library.This project collected and analysed a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against the former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile. The Savile affair has taken place in a public and highly charged, arena. It has generated massive media attention and spawned several public reports, most notably that which was produced as a result of Operation Yewtree. Early allegations against Savile emanate from former residents at Duncroft, a residential school for `wayward but intelligent young women'. This project stems from data produced and collected by the blogger `Anna Raccoon' herself a former resident at the school. Through her blogs on the subject of Savile and Duncroft she was contacted by others and has collected a variety of information on the subject. The data harvested from the blog are supplemented by official reports and other blogs.
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